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Diabetes and psychological care

Use the following resources and tools to improve psychological care for people with diabetes.

People with diabetes experience disproportionately high rates of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. All people with diabetes should have access to psychological treatment and support to reduce psychological distress and improve self-management.


This guide is for healthcare professionals working with people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes who are experiencing emotional difficulties. It offers strategies and tools for how to recognise and have conversations about emotional problems, as well as for providing appropriate support. Read more here.

Essential reading

Shared practice examples


This resource complements our longer how-to guide and its purpose is for your team to review the hints and tips and pick specific suggestions that you can implement. The aim is to make some simple changes to your own services, methods and approaches to achieve better outcomes for people living with diabetes.

It is understood that different places have varying degrees of resources, and so some of the recommendations may be relatively easy to implement for some settings, and more challenging in others.


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